Obverse: PETRVS . ALEXII . FIL . D. G. RVSS . IMP. M. DVX MOSCOVIAE[PETER ALEXEEVICH BY THE GRACE OF GOD RUSSIAN EMPEROR AND GRAND DUKE OF MOSCOW] - Bust of Peter I, laureated, cuirassed, and draped, r.
Reverse: TERRA SISTERE PETITA . ovid/in ex: AD ABVM FINLANDIAE/MDCC XIII./D. 8. SEPT.[HAVE REACHED THE PROMINENT LAND.ovid/in ex: At Abo in Finland/1713/8 September] - Neptune with trident and Hercules with club disembarking from shell-like boat drawn by two hippocamps; Russian imperial coat of arms at back of boat
This medal is part of the series ordered by Peter the Great in Germany, from Phillipp Heinrich Mueller, a well-known medal die-cutter from Augsburg, to commemorate Russian victories in the war with Sweden of 1702-1714. However, our specimen is a later copy executed by Timofey Ivanov, who was active as a die-cutter at St. Petersburg Mint from 1750 through 1796.